This week has been a great week. We had a lot of success, amid the failures. In my mission I have learned that optimism is really important. For example, even though this week a lot of the people we contacted we couldn't teach, the ones we did teach were really accepting and loving. We had a new investigator come to church that we didn't expect to come. We are really seeing the power of prayer and obedience in our work.
This week I learned a lot. There is a wonderful part about the gospel, that even though we can here the same things and read the same scriptures. We can always learn something new. And that is because the Holy Ghost is the great teacher. When someone teaches by the Holy Ghost, and when someone listens to the Holy Ghost both the teacher, and the person being taught learn. That is just proof that what is being taught is true. The gospel and the church are not something we can learn completely in this lifetime. There are always ways to improve and learn something more, and that is what makes the gospel and this life so wonderful.
I have noticed, and learned a lot of things in my mission, but a really big one of those things is that we need to rely on the Lord, and submit our will to his.
We had the new investigator at church this week, and we also had a lot of members in general this week. So, when we entered into the sacrament room we went to sit next to our new investigator that way he would feel welcome. When we sat down we had a member come to us and ask us if he could sit next to our investigator to fellowship him. We agreed very happily (fellow shipping is key), then we found two other seats, then in walks our recent converts with their kids, they couldn't find enough seats so we ended up giving them ours. Seats were a hard thing to find. So we ended up setting up more seats for ourselves in the very back, but that my friends, is a good problem to have. :)
This week we got the opportunity to eat cow heart, and kidney Milanesas, and I actually really enjoyed them. Cow Heart is actually really good, and Kidney is tasty.
I hope you guys are all doing wonderful. I love you so much. Have a great week!
Elder Mason Paul Reid
His Milanesas sandwich he ate today.